The mission of the TC Age Studies forum is to benefit the association by serving as a valuable resource for researchers and educators in the field of age studies. To achieve this goal, researchers explore the implications of age differences across the lifespan and the intersections of age with other categories of identity in literature, media, and culture, particularly focusing on considerations of aging and old age. Educators incorporate age studies concepts into pedagogies of literature, language, and writing. We encourage scholars to explore the impact of their own and others’ age-based stereotypes, the benefits and frustration of aging, and the potential inherent in aging and old age beyond the boundaries of essentialist, reductive valuations. The TC Age Studies forum supports examinations of cultural assumptions and research about age and age-based discriminations, including responses and resistance.

Everyone welcome tonight for socializing after our session

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    Valerie Barnes Lipscomb

    We will be gathering at City Tap House, 2 Logan Square, after the last Age Studies session at the Convention Center.  This is a casual spot with drinks and a varied menu.  We’ll be there around 7, assuming that we head there after the session ends at 6:30.   If you’d like to get to know scholars working in Age Studies, you’re very welcome, whether or not you’ve already met a soul.  Grad. students especially welcome!


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